Mexican Fries, The Guys Who Do and Style Me Pretty who Did!


Ahead of anything, Im going to introduce you to this wonderful team of creatives which, if one supplier had been changed, Mexican Fries may not have made it to the worlds No.1 blog Style Me Pretty. I have to applaud the founders who brought this together.  Jason Tey from Jason Tey Photography, Event stylist Mae from Wedding Day Flair and Fashion Stylist Olivia from Olive Farm For me, the models Karl and Tanya who had never met, had an instant spark. You really would not believe they weren’t a real couple!


From left to right. Jason, Nafessa, myself, Olivia, Karl, Tanya, Grace, Jude, Novi, Zaymah, Mae and Ann.

Mexican Fries, a love story like no other. A love story of Jason’s brother, Victor and his wife Elizabeth. It really is worth a read here and more so, the images of their incredible journey here. I urge you to look through them, it certainly makes me feel blessed. From Jason. “The shoot was inspired by the love story of my little brother Victor and his wife Elizabeth and was built around the concept of what their wedding could have been had they gotten married today.” Very different from what their day was really like!


As with all shoots, there is a lot of standing, sitting and laughing. Hairdresser, Jude was hilarious!


Photographer Jason Tey trying to capture a ‘moment’ while Jude, Olivia and assistants, Novi and Zaymah ‘add’ to the mood!


While Jason and the team moved to different areas, I was trying to deal with a small emergency at home of a bleeding knee belonging to my 8 year old.


The ice pops supplied by Sally from La Paleta were amazing.


Karl enjoying our favourite coconut flavour!


And again gathering his thoughts for his first ever model experience. (Doesn’t he look like ‘The Rock?’)

581750_10151458668921692_1653562376_nWhile Jason got us, I managed to get Jason. The guy with the infectious smile!


Each and every person had a role, even the assistants Novi and Zaymah. While all stylists were attending to their own individual tasks, ties needed to be perfected.


And splinters needed removing!


The beautiful Ann from Flower Opera provided gorgeous blooms for the shoot.


Hair stylist Jude from Identified Hair and make up artist Grace from Grace Buckley discuss model Tanya’s look.


And Pippa from George and Gina Designs the fabulous stationary. (actually shown here holding hair pins for Jude. Yes, we muck in on everything!)


And some last minute tweaks from me to make sure the gown looked its best.


So, from the beautiful venue at Mellville Nursery


And caught in the act through a peep hole, cake maker extraordinaire Nafessa from Cupcake Cravers (whose cakes are to die for!)

To suppliers who couldn’t make it on the day, yet provided all important elements that made this shoot what it was, we thank you.

How proud we are all for it to be featured on Style Me Pretty. Thank you Jason for the submission. And now for the images.




MexicanFries-VP-25MexicanFries-VP-09Credits in no particular order.

Photography – Jason from Jason Tey Photography (

Venue – Melville Rose Nursery, Carmel (

Stylist & creative director – Maeline from Wedding Day Flair (

Bridal Accessories & creative director – Olivia from Olive Farm (

Wedding gown – Linda from No 9 Bridal Couture (

Groom Attire – Tim from Poplin & Panache (

Jewelry – Anita from Mosquita (

Shoes – Laura from LOLLIETTE (

MUA – Grace from Grace Buckley Makeup Artist (

Hair – Jude from Identified Hair (

Flowers – Ann from FLOWER OPERA (

Cake – Nafeesa from Cupcake Cravers (

Stationary – Pippa from George and Gina Designs (

Ice Lollies – Ami & Sally from La Paleta (

Tea – Tessa from The Seventh Duchess (

Furniture & prop hire – Larissa from Her handpicked harvest (

Models – Tanya Jade ( & Karl Tabucanon

and special thanks to Fred!



2 thoughts on “Mexican Fries, The Guys Who Do and Style Me Pretty who Did!

  1. wonderful post Linda! You really get a sense of what it’s like to be there and it shows everyone how much fun it is! SUCH a good idea incorporating the “behind the scenes” shots… it never crossed my mind to do that! Awesome! I’ve received many complements on the dress… your work is equisite

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